Counterpoint

Host Tanya Granic Allen welcomes leaders from government and the private sector to the table for conversations on fundamental Canadian rights and freedoms – where all sides are presented, respected and discussed.

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Counterpoint | The Imperfect Olympics

Counterpoint | The Imperfect Olympics

Joining Tanya from Japan are Christian Howes, Financial Research Manager, and Kit Nagamura, Photojournalist & Poet with their unique perspective on an Olympics like no other.

Counterpoint | Panel Discussion on Today’s Current Affairs

Counterpoint | Panel Discussion on Today’s Current Affairs

David Clement, from The Consumer Choice Center, and political commentator Hanna Salamon Vegh join Tanya to share their thoughts on today’s current affairs.

Counterpoint | Can Canada Survive Our Debt Problem?

Counterpoint | Can Canada Survive Our Debt Problem?

Franco Terrazzano, Federal Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, joins Tanya to discuss possible ways for the federal government to claw out of debt.

Counterpoint | Dying On Wait lists

Counterpoint | Dying On Wait lists

The story of one mother who lost two daughters while they waited for treatment and Colin Craig, President of SecondStreet.org, discusses findings from his latest policy brief titled “Died on a Waiting List”

Counterpoint | A Report on Sexual Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces

Counterpoint | A Report on Sexual Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces

MP Marilyn Gladu and MP Leona Alleslev join Tanya to Discuss the recent study conducted by The Standing Committee on the Status of Women Entitled: “ELIMINATING SEXUAL MISCONDUCT WITHIN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES”

Counterpoint | Has Canada Become a Narco State?

Counterpoint | Has Canada Become a Narco State?

Sam Cooper, the best-selling author of ‘Willful Blindness’, shares how powerful transnational Kingpins are trying to gain influence over Canada’s economy.

Counterpoint | Free Speech on Campus

Counterpoint | Free Speech on Campus

Former Wilfred Laurier teaching assistant and author Lindsay Shepherd discusses the accusations made against her for violating the provincial human rights code and the sexual assault code of the university.

Counterpoint | Universal Childcare

Counterpoint | Universal Childcare

Andrea Mrozek, Peter Shawn Taylor and Dr. Emis Akbari join Tanya to discuss the Liberal Government’s plan to reduce child care costs for all Canadians.

Counterpoint | Nunavut Law School Graduates 23 Students

Counterpoint | Nunavut Law School Graduates 23 Students

Recent Nunavut Law School graduates Nuka Olsen-Hakongak & Tagalik Eccles discuss the importance of having homegrown lawyers who understand the history and culture of the Northern Territories.

Counterpoint | The Fight to Preserve Religious Freedom

Counterpoint | The Fight to Preserve Religious Freedom

Father Deacon Andrew Bennett from The Cardus Religious Freedom Institute joins Tanya to discuss the harsh realities of religious persecution around the world.

Counterpoint | The Catholic Bishop Who Stood Up to Hitler

Counterpoint | The Catholic Bishop Who Stood Up to Hitler

Tanya welcomes the author of ‘The Lion of Munster’, Father Daniel Utrecht, to unpack the story of German Bishop von Galen, who emerged as a hero during World War 2. MP Garnett Genuis shares a story of a personal family connection with the late Cardinal.

Counterpoint | Trapped in Our Own Country

Counterpoint | Trapped in Our Own Country

Lawyers Michelle Simard and Henna Parmar join Tanya to discuss the current travel restrictions being challenged in court and what today’s restrictions might mean for future travel.

Counterpoint | Are We in This Together?

Counterpoint | Are We in This Together?

Tanya welcomes Sun Media columnist Anthony Furey to discuss the perceived government hypocrisy with lockdown measures and whether school closures line up with the science.

 

Counterpoint | Public Health vs. Human Rights

Counterpoint | Public Health vs. Human Rights

Political commentator Hanna Salamon Vegh and columnist Clinton Desveaux from The Hill Times join Tanya to discuss the debate over mandatory vaccines on University campuses.

Counterpoint | The Politicization of COVID-19

Counterpoint | The Politicization of COVID-19

Tanya welcomes former head of Alberta’s Emergency Management Agency, David Redman, to better understand why governments stopped coordinating with emergency experts during COVID-19.

Counterpoint | Compelled Speech in the Court System

Counterpoint | Compelled Speech in the Court System

BC lawyer Shahdin Farsai joins Tanya to discuss the controversial decision by BC provincial courts to mandate the use of gender pronouns in court.

Counterpoint | Challenges to Our Freedom of Expression

Counterpoint | Challenges to Our Freedom of Expression

National Post columnist and LBGTQ activist, Adam Zivo joins Tanya to discuss a Halifax Pride Group’s boycott of The Halifax Public Library for carrying a book that they deem discriminatory and hateful.

Counterpoint | Panel Discussion on Current Canadian Issues

Counterpoint | Panel Discussion on Current Canadian Issues

Tanya welcomes political commentator Hannah Salamon-Vegh and CPC nomination candidate Vonny Sweetland to unpack some of the biggest Headlines in Canadian news.

Counterpoint | What We Know About the COVID Lab Theory

Counterpoint | What We Know About the COVID Lab Theory

Tanya is joined by Tristan Hopper, National Post Columnist and Reporter to discuss whether we should remove ‘Conspiracy’ from the Covid-19 – Wuhan Lab Theory.

Counterpoint | The State of Canadian/China Relations

Counterpoint | The State of Canadian/China Relations

Tanya is joined by Professor Paul Evans, (UBC) and HSBC Chair in Asian research to explain why there has been a breakdown in Canada/China Diplomacy.

Counterpoint | Death Rates in Long Term Care Facilities

Counterpoint | Death Rates in Long Term Care Facilities

Peter Shawn Taylor, Senior Feature Editor at C2C joins Tanya to discuss his report on the covid death rate in Canadian long-term care facilities.

Counterpoint | The Silencing of Debate Over COVID-19 Science

Counterpoint | The Silencing of Debate Over COVID-19 Science

Tanya welcomes ICU Physician Dr. Matthew Strauss and lawyer Philip Horgan to discuss the recent statement threatening doctors not to speak out against public health officials.

Counterpoint | Was a Global Lockdown Warranted?

Counterpoint | Was a Global Lockdown Warranted?

Dr. Phillip Magness from the American Institute for Economic Research, joins Tanya to discuss covid death modelling and how far it missed the mark.

Counterpoint | Legislation to Restrict Our Freedoms Online

Counterpoint | Legislation to Restrict Our Freedoms Online

MP Rachael Harder and former Information and Privacy Director of Ontario, Dr. Ann Cavoukian join Tanya to discuss why they are in strong opposition to Bill C-10.

Counterpoint | Economic Opportunities For Indigenous Peoples

Counterpoint | Economic Opportunities For Indigenous Peoples

Dale Swampy. President of the National Coalition of Chiefs, and Dr. Ken Coates From The University Of Saskatchewan share their visions for the creation of economic opportunities for indigenous peoples In Canada.

Counterpoint | The History Of The Pro-Life Movement In Canada

Counterpoint | The History Of The Pro-Life Movement In Canada

Jim Hughes, President Emeritus of Campaign Life Coalition, joins Tanya for a pro-life perspective on abortion.

Counterpoint With Tanya Granic Allen

Counterpoint | Remembering The Bleiburg Genocide

Tanya welcomes film maker and author, Michael Palaich to discuss a lesser known brutality that took place in Austria a few short days after the defeat of Hitler.

Counterpoint | Remembering The Holocaust

Counterpoint | Remembering The Holocaust

Holocaust Historian Dr. Lionel Steiman joins Tanya as they look back at the political climate and culture before, during and after the Holocaust as Counterpoint commemorates 76 years since the end of World War 2.

Counterpoint | The Katyn Massacre

Counterpoint | The Katyn Massacre

Tanya welcomes Ludwik Klimkowski, chair of tribute to liberty for an in-depth discussion on the Katyn Massacre, a genocide during World War 2 that went relatively unknown.

Counterpoint | Remembering The War and Our Heroes

Counterpoint | Remembering The War and Our Heroes

Marking The 76th anniversary of the end of World War II, Tanya is joined by retired Air Force Veteran, The Hon. Laurie Hawn and Ethan Hartman from No Stone Left Alone with stories of Canadian war heroes.

Counterpoint | Panel Discussion on Current Canadian Issues

Counterpoint | Panel Discussion on Current Canadian Issues

Tanya is joined by Hannah Salamon-Vegh and CPC nomination candidate Vonny Sweetland to discuss some of The biggest news stories this week.

Counterpoint | The Big Takeaways From The New Federal Budget

Counterpoint | The Big Takeaways From The New Federal Budget

Tanya welcomes Aaron Wudrick, The Federal Director of The Canadian Taxpayers Federation and Senior Analyst at Summa Strategies, Elliot Hughes to weigh in on the new federal budget.

Counterpoint | Canada’s Sizzling Real Estate Market

Counterpoint | Canada’s Sizzling Real Estate Market

Ron Rapp, CEO, Homebuilders Assn Vancouver and Jason Mercer, Chief Market Analyst, Toronto Regional Real Estate Board join Tanya to discuss the soaring prices In real estate.

Counterpoint | The Carbon Tax Impact

Counterpoint | The Carbon Tax Impact

Tanya welcomes Peter McCaffrey from the Alberta Institute, And Dr. Dwight Newman, Munk Senior Fellow at Macdonald-Laurier Institute, to discuss the carbon tax ruling and whether It is setting the wrong precedent.

Counterpoint | Is A Vaccine Rollout Still The Way Out?

Counterpoint | Is A Vaccine Rollout Still The Way Out?

Tanya welcomes two doctors to discuss how Canada is faring in the vaccine rollout.

Counterpoint | A New 30 Minute COVID Test

Counterpoint | A New 30 Minute COVID Test

A new FDA approved PCR test could be the key to Reopening the economy. Tanya welcomes David Robinson of Techknowledgey Group, to discuss the difficulties In getting it to the Canadian market.

Counterpoint | Saving Canada’s Airports

Counterpoint | Saving Canada’s Airports

Tanya welcomes an expert panel to discuss the unfortunate consequences of Canada’s airport ownership structure.

Counterpoint | Covid and Kids

Counterpoint | Covid and Kids

Tanya welcomes Postmedia’s Anthony Furey and Dr. Scott Masson to discuss the hard truth about COVID-19 and kids.

Counterpoint | The Problem With Sudden Minimum Wage Hikes

Counterpoint | The Problem With Sudden Minimum Wage Hikes

Philip Cross, Senior Fellow at The Fraser Institute joins Tanya to discuss whether minimum wage hikes are helpful or harmful to Canada’s economy.

Counterpoint | Wexit and The Future of Alberta Energy

Counterpoint | Wexit and The Future of Alberta Energy

Tanya is Joined by Conservative Commentator Danielle Smith, to discuss the reality of the Wexit Movement and the real cost of environmental ideology.

Counterpoint | The New Ontario Budget

Counterpoint | The New Ontario Budget

When will Ontario be open for business? Tanya welcomes back Elliot Hughes and David Clement to unpack Ontario’s budget outline.

Counterpoint | COVID-19 and Our Children’s Mental Health

Counterpoint | COVID-19 and Our Children’s Mental Health

The family of Lexi Daken share details of what led to her tragic suicide as cases of mental illness in children continue to spike during COVID.

Counterpoint | Does Canada Have a Fake News Problem?

Counterpoint | Does Canada Have a Fake News Problem?

Tanya welcomes Peter Shawn Taylor, Senior Features Editor at C2C Journal, to break down the difference between biased news and fake news.

Counterpoint | Keystone XL Cancellation

Counterpoint | Keystone XL Cancellation

Keystone XL was never an environmental concern, so why is it now? Tanya speaks with former Attorney General of Alberta, Jonathan Denis, and Author David Yager on the cancellation fallout of the pipeline.

Counterpoint | Covid Measures and The Impact on Small Businesses

Counterpoint | Covid Measures and The Impact on Small Businesses

Tanya hears from two small business owners still fighting to stay open, while CFIB President and CEO, Dan Kelly offers predictions for the next wave after 60,000 Canadian businesses were forced to close in 2020.

Counterpoint | Discussing Conservatism and the Upcoming Convention

Counterpoint | Discussing Conservatism and the Upcoming Convention

Tanya is joined by Tony Clement, Dean Allison, and Dr. Teresa Pierre as they discuss the upcoming Conservative Party of Canada’s policy convention.

Counterpoint | Current News Panel

Counterpoint | Current News Panel

Tanya welcomes back Commentator Brock Stephenson and Elliot Hughes of Summa Strategies to discuss hot topics in the news including: The non-existent flu season, COVID passports and how to reopen Canada.

Counterpoint | The Firearms Ban

Counterpoint | The Firearms Ban

Is a firearms ban the best way to keep Canadians safe? Tanya looks into the facts as she is joined by former Yukon MP Ryan Leef and CEO the CCFR, Rod Giltaca, to revisit the firearms debate.

Counterpoint | Shutting Down Line 5 (Sarnia) & Line 9 (QC)

Counterpoint | Shutting Down Line 5 (Sarnia) & Line 9 (QC)

Michigan, Line 5, and Canada’s looming crisis. Tanya is joined by Dan McTeague and Marilyn Gladu.

Counterpoint | Basic Income in Canada

Counterpoint | Basic Income in Canada

Is Universal Basic Income the right way forward for Canada? Guests: Roderick Benns, Dr. Rhys Kesselman.

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Tanya Granic Allen

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Tanya Granic Allen

Tanya Granic Allen is a Canadian commentator, social advocate, political activist, wife and mother.

Tanya is an accomplished national and international speaker and advocate for public policy around family, children, and women’s rights, including her participation in several UN Conferences. She is also the former president of Parents As First Educators (PAFE), an Ontario-based parental rights advocacy group.

More recently, Tanya was a candidate for the leadership of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party. There, she brought discussions to the forefront on issues such as Ontario’s sex education curriculum, the Green Energy contracts controversy, and carbon taxation.

Tanya has appeared on several media outlets, including: EWTN, The CBC, CTV, City TV, The National Post, and the Globe and Mail. She is a regular contributor on the Jerry Agar Show on CFRB 1010, and The Post Millennial.